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Morning after Council Report: Dec. 5

Post Date:12/06/2017 4:15 p.m.
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The Shakopee City Council met Tuesday, Dec. 5. Among the meeting highlights:

2018 EDA budget, special benefit levy approved

Acting at the Economic Development Authority, the City Council approved the 2018 EDA special benefit budget and levy. The special benefit levy of $350,000 was pulled out of the general fund levy to fund economic development projects. The budget-neutral move will appear as a separate line item on property owner tax statements; the average-valued home will see a line item for approximately $20. The 2018 EDA budget includes $143,300 for wages and benefits, which includes a portion of the director of Planning & Development’s time and an additional position focused on business retention activities; $150,000 for façade loan requests; and $25,000 for the Main Street Program. More information: Darin Nelson, Finance Director, 952-233-9326. 

Council approves final plat of Ridge Creek 2nd Addition

The City Council approved the final plat of Ridge Creek 2nd Addition for the construction of Crossings Boulevard and creation of 28 single-family residential lots north of Crossings Boulevard. Lennar Homes is currently constructing houses on 44 lots in Ridge Creek 1st Addition. A future third phase of 32 lots would complete the development of Ridge Creek, with lots to the north and west of the 2nd addition. More information: Kyle Sobota, Senior Planner, 952-233-9349. 

Council approves 2018 fee schedule

The City Council approved the 2018 Fee Schedule. Among the changes:

  • Increased Community Center membership rates
  • Updates to park dedication fees approved in 2017
  • Sanitary sewer and storm drainage rates
  • Inflationary cost increases

The fee schedule is effective Jan. 1, 2018, and will be posted on the city website at More information: Lori Hensen, City Clerk, 952-233-9318. 

Shakopee Chamber and Visitors Bureau gives annual report

Tim Zunker, director of marketing for the Shakopee Convention and Visitors Bureau, provided the council with its annual report. The Visitors Bureau receives the largest portion of the city’s lodging tax receipts, more than $350,000 in 2017. More information: Michael Kerski, Director of Planning and Development, 952-233-9346.

These summaries are a sampling of the meeting. See the entire agenda packet with supporting documents at The meeting is also available for viewing on demand at Read past MACRs.